Poland back-pedals over contentious Holocaust law

Jun 27, 2018, 8:07 AM EDT
(Source: Kancelaria Premiera/flickr)
(Source: Kancelaria Premiera/flickr)

Poland, which brought a controversial law six months back criminalizing anybody who accused it of complicity in Nazi crimes, is moving to amend the legislation after backlash in Europe, Israel and the U.S.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that the amendment to the Holocaust law will eliminate criminal responsibility and prison sentence on violators, notes Haaretz.

The Polish PM, however, claimed that the law hasn’t been a futile exercise as no-one would use defamatory remarks against Poland with impunity, reports the BBC.